KUMQUAT PICKLE - SPICY



Looks like its kumquats season everywhere. I just couldn’t resist buying a big box of kumquats from the Chinese market where we do our weekly grocery purchase. Kumquats are very interesting fruits. The outer peel is edible and very sweet with the inside flesh a little bit sour. If something is sour, then there are chances that it could end up in a pickle ;) If you are a big fan of lemon pickles, you are sure to get crazy over these kumquats pickle. I have followed a very simple procedure here with some seasoning. I think this pickle can also be prepared the same way as usual Indian lemon pickles. The kumquats can also be left whole during pickling and pickle powder can also be added.

INGREDIENTS:
1. Kumquats, around 15.
2. Sesame oil, ¼ cup.
3. Mustard seeds, ¼ teaspoon,
4. Red chilies, 2.
5. Curry leaves, a few.
6. Chili powder, ½ teaspoon to 1 teaspoon depending upon preferred heat level.
7. Asafetida, a pinch.
8. Salt, ½ teaspoon.

PREPARATION:
Wash the kumquats well and cut them into halves or quarters (the halves can be soaked with another teaspoon of salt for an hour to two before pickling, we are cutting down on our salt intake, so I have omitted this step). Heat a pan with the sesame oil. Add the mustard seeds and let it splutter. Add the curry leaves and red chilies along with the asafetida and fry for a few seconds. Then add the chili powder and salt and let it fry in the oil for 203 seconds. Add the kumquats now and mix everything well. Keep cooking under low flame for 5-10 minutes until the kumquats are soft. Let it cool and transfer to an airtight container. This pickle stays fresh for up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator.

38 comments:

PranisKitchen said...

its a just like oranges ..i tried thi fruit..but never tried anything with it..really nice idea of making pickle ..looks so spicy..thanks for sharing

Priti said...

Spicy.umm...must be gr8...am all drooling over it

Sushma Mallya said...

Never heard abt this kumquat ...but pickle looks lovely , spicy & yummy

Ann said...

Ummm spicya dn yummt, looks so mouth watering.

Vrinda said...

Very new to me..sounds spicy and yumm

Life is beautiful!!! said...

That sounds very ineteresting and the dish looks beautiful :)

kitchen queen said...

never heard of kumquat,but the pickle looks yummmmmmmmm.

Pavithra said...

Wow interesting recipe with kumquat.. surely i will try this.. I love kumquat.

SathyaSridhar said...

Gita, thanks for trying tomato kuruma hope u enjoyed that with poori dear.. Gita,, kumquat here also they do pickles dear but not like our pickle just with vinegar n salt. Really it tasted good sure ur version of pickle also taste good like our lemon pickle.

sangi said...

wow!luks heavenly...luv spicy pkls...tnx a lot dear

Preethi Rajeev said...

I am drooling just by looking at the pic

SpicyTasty said...

never heard kumquat. looks spicy and tasty..

Suja Sugathan said...

This sounds interesting..never tried this before..but this looks yummy and spicy...will try this.

Umm Mymoonah said...

That's really creative Gita,pickles with kumquat

Kiran said...

Love the pickle.Looks like instant lemon pickle.Nice pic.

Nitks said...

Never tried this fruit.. The pic looks great and yummy...

Suman Singh said...

that's new to me...but it looks so beautiful n delicious...yum yum...love pickles of any kind...

Uma said...

nice pickle. looks yum!!

Kairali sisters said...

New to us, never seen this fruit..Will looks around for them..

Great pickle...

Love
Kairali sisters

simply.food said...

Kumquat pickle wow so innovative.Looks delicious.

Yummy Team said...

Pickle looks so tempting. Never heard of kumquat before..

PALATABLE said...

It's new to me but looks spicy and yummy dear...

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Priya said...

I would love to have some rite now...i have recently tastes this kumquat, never thought of making out pickle with those cuties,very creative work Gita,btw i also posted pickle dear, same pinch:)..

Malar Gandhi said...

Sounds interesting...

Asha said...

Slurp! looks like a sweet and spicy pickle, great recipe.

divya said...

Pickle looks so tempting. Never heard of kumquat before..

Vaishali said...

What a great way to use kumquats, Gita. I haven't visited in a while because of all that's going on, but as always I am so excited to see your creative recipes. Yum.

Geetha Achal said...

இந்த பழத்தினை பார்த்து இருக்கின்றேன்...ஆனால் வாங்கியது இல்லை...அருமையாக இருக்கின்றது ஊறுகாய்...

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Well nice pickle! Sugar and Spice combo is what i like best!

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said...

love the bful color...new to me...sure tastes yummy..

Cham said...

I ven't seen here, probably in Chinese store I guess, I have my lime sitting in my patio ready for pickling, u make me drool now!

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Gita,
Is this lokaat by any chance?
Sounds spicy and yummy

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

RAKS KITCHEN said...

New to me,sounds good,looks mouthwatering!

Soma Pradhan said...

Dont know whats kumquat ...but pickle looks lovely , spicy & yummy

Niloufer Riyaz said...

kumquat pickle sounds interesting n tasty

Yasmeen said...

OMG! a spicy pickle,should have tried when I got my box of kumquats :D

Nandini said...

Heard of this kumquat. The orange-like flavor and spiciness is really awesome in the pickle!

Apu said...

That pickle looks amazing Gita!!